Resilience in Individuals who Suffered from Stroke: Integrative Literature Review

  • Raquel Janyne de Lima Federal University of Paraiba
  • Lia Raquel de Carvalho Viana
  • Thayris Mariano de Medeiros
  • Natália Pessoa da Rocha Leal
  • Tatiana Ferreira da Costa
  • Kaisy Pereira Martins
  • Stella Costa Valdevino
  • Jogilmira Macêdo Silva Mendes
  • Kátia Neyla de Freitas Macedo Costa




Introduction: stroke represents a serious public health problem, causing several disabilities. During the process of rehabilitation, family members and health professionals should encourage behaviors that promote resilience.


Objectives: to analyze the main data about stroke and resilience available in national and international literature, and to verify if this component is being assessed/worked during the post-stroke process of rehabilitation of the individuals.


Method: Portal of Journals of CAPES, BVS, SciELO and BDENF were used as databases, and the descriptors were ‘stroke’ and ‘psychological resilience’, in Portuguese and English. 42 articles were identified, from 2003 until 2015. After inclusion and exclusion criteria, a sample of 7 studies was obtained.


Results: there was some difficulty in integrating the data, since articles about resilience with the aforementioned individuals are scarce. Most of the studies addressed other Psychology themes, which are also considered indispensable for the success of rehabilitation.


Conclusion: the necessity for more studies regarding the topic resilience in individuals with stroke effects was noticed.

Mar 28, 2016
How to Cite
DE LIMA, Raquel Janyne et al. Resilience in Individuals who Suffered from Stroke: Integrative Literature Review. International Archives of Medicine, [S.l.], v. 9, mar. 2016. ISSN 1755-7682. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 25 sep. 2020. doi:
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation


Stroke; rehabilitation; psychological resilience.

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